The worker shortage is affecting a wide variety of professions, including teaching. Local school districts are dealing with a shortage of both teachers and staff, just like every other district in New York. Rochester Prep is trying to combat the shortage by helping people who want to become teachers go to school to do so while getting paid.
Teachers in Relay Residency start in a two-year program in which they begin the first year mentoring with a master teacher, similar to how a medical doctor trains. The student then becomes a full-time teacher in their second year. During the first two years, 50% of tuition is covered for the new teacher and then if they continue to work for two more years, their tuition is 100% reimbursed.